About us

Our experience

Our founders, Matt King and James Farrar, have a combined experience of over 50 years at the leading edge of global information technology development.  Together, they've experienced it all, from the era of business process engineering through the dot com boom, cloud computing, the internet of things and app based businesses.  While business cycles come and go, one thing is becoming ever clearer: to be successful in tomorrow's world, our children need not only to be technology savvy, they also need to be creative, resilient, collaborative and confident.

Our approach

We believe that technology must always have an application in the real world or, as we say in the tech industry, a 'use case'.  Similarly, we firmly believe children and adults learn better when they have an opportunity to see their ideas working in a real life context.  We also believe that people learn better when enjoying the experience.  That is why we teach computing and engineering in a way that allows creativity come to life, e.g., through the use of robotics platforms such as 'Lego Mindstorms'.  Whether solving a maze puzzle or scoring goals, students learn not only the fundamentals of software development, they also get to see their efforts come to life in a very tangible way.

Our courses

We currently offer two, four and five day holiday tech-camps for children of ages 9-12 years.  Our courses have been carefully designed to teach the fundamentals of software development (beyond simple "coding") in a progressive and predominantly hands-on manner, using the Lego Mindstorms robotics platform to help bring the concepts to life.  We create a fun and collaborative environment where children not only learn the technology but also the key social skills needed for a career in technology, including cooperation and team-work, essential for any non-trivial product development in the real world.

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Robotics – a brave new future for our kids?

Recently the Financial Times ran an excellent series on the impact of robotics on business and society which we cannot […]

Easter break tech camps

We are planning a series of Easter holiday tech camps in Surrey and South London.  It will be an amazing 5 […]

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Testimonials

My son was absolutely blown away by this course.  I have never seen him so enthusiastic; he didn't want to leave and came home to do more programming!!  He learnt so much and loved every minute.  I would highly recommend the course!

                                                                                                                       Clare L., Surrey

 

 

“With the enthusiastic support of Matt and James, my son was able to learn how to programme and run a robot. With their expert guidance, he learnt a brand new skill whilst also being taught valuable lessons of teamwork and perseverance. Matt and James are an inspirational duo!”

                                                                                                                     Jayne D., SENCo 

 

 

“I would highly recommend Matt and James. They are clearly full of expertise in their field, yet adept at communicating their knowledge at each child's level. Matt and James facilitated my daughter's group with creativity and fun.  My daughter was engaged and excited throughout the duration of her course!”

                                                                                                                        Louise Y., Hampshire

 

 

"Enthusiastic, patient, and inspiring coaches, they always encouraged my boys’ ideas“

                                                                                                                             Mother of 2, Grayshott, Hampshire

 

 

“Matt and James are a great team.  My 3 girls loved working with them on the robot challenge”

                                                                                                                       Dena, mother of 3 inspired children, Surrey

 

 

"Matt and James were really kind and taught me a lot. They made me feel comfortable even though it was my first experience of programming. They helped me and the group discover our own solutions to problems which made me feel really good“

                                                                                                                      Hope (aged 10)

 

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